MODE Design is part of a consortium that has been awarded the contract for the construction of Western Australia’s first eight schools under a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The EduWest consortium also includes Badge Construction Pty Ltd, Macquarie Capital Group Ltd, Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd and Perkins as joint builder.

MODE will partner with Perth-based architecture, interiors and urban design practice Cameron Chrisholm Nicol (CCN) to contribute design solutions to the PPP project. The two firms aim to create schools that are sustainable, efficient and future proofed through a combination of education expertise, international resources and local presence.

MODE is thrilled to contribute their expertise to the first education PPP to be undertaken in WA and deliver quality outcomes for the State Government.

According to MODE Education Sector Leader Rob McCray, the PPP delivery method requires the design team to focus on the whole-of-life aspects, ensuring they can deliver facilities that will stand up to the rigours of a school environment for the lifespan of the project. Additionally, the design will allow each school to grow and evolve in response to changing pedagogies and advances in technology, enabling every student to benefit from a quality education for generations to come.